window 2000 upgrade from windows me

Microsoft / Windows 2000 upgrade
January 10, 2011 at 15:50:27
Specs: Windows 2000
i had a similar problem thats alredy been brought up.., i had windows me installed on a drive & tried to upgrade to 2000 from there cept the upgrade wouldnt even accept/recognize the windows 2000 oem nmbrs/product key while trying to upgrade from windows me, so i ended up installing 98se & then upgrading to windows 2000 from there.., dont kno why u cant upgrade from me tho - it seems like u shud be able to since its an os thats below win 2000 alredy..

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January 10, 2011 at 17:29:51
The upgrade from ME to Windows 2000 was never supported by Microsoft. The reason is that Windows 2000 is actually older than ME. Windows 2000 was at one time supposed to be the final merging of the 9x (consumer ) and NT (business) product lines. For a number of technical reasons that didn't work out and Windows 2000 was released primarily for business use. ME was later released to generate some revenue from the consumer line until XP was completed.

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